Tag Archives: Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

IFI Joins Friends of the Court in Rutledge v. Little Rock Family Planning Services

On January 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist and Bryon White rightly identified in their dissents that Roe v. Wade was a bad (to put it mildly) decision:

“The decision here ... partakes more of judicial legislation than it does of a determination of the intent of the drafters of the Fourteenth Amendment.”
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SCOTUS Takes First Step Away From Rationale of Notorious Case

“Hard cases make bad law,” and national emergencies make hard cases.  A notorious example of this maxim is the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to vindicate the claims of West Coast Americans who were put in “assignment” or “assembly centers” en masse during World War II solely because they were of Japanese descent and, thus, inherently had a greater potential for treason and espionage.  The Court’s reasoning...
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New Federal Rules to End Discrimination Against Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed new rules that would end regulations put in place by the Obama Administration that prohibited faith-based child welfare providers from receiving federal funding without abandoning their beliefs.
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Anger and SCOTUS Anti-Marriage Decision

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention just released a document titled “Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage,”  signed by scores of religious leaders. It is largely an excellent document that embodies an unequivocal, courageous commitment to truth.

That said, it also makes the troubling claim that Christians ought not be angry: “Outrage and panic are not the responses of those confident in the promises of a reigning Christ Jesus.”

My concern about this may seem an unnecessary quibble, but the notion that Christians ought not feel angry is integral to the …

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